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02-28-2019 08:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: clamp storage instructables ideas clamp rack

When I saw this, I thought Y’all would be interested too…

An Instructable on Clamp Storage...

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php


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#1 posted 03-01-2019 04:14 AM

Some stolen, some just some of the usual evolution of collecting clamps.

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#2 posted 03-01-2019 05:45 AM

I’d better pay attention here. I’m collecting and they’re scattered …

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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#3 posted 03-01-2019 04:14 PM

For me… I have dabbled with clamps laying in a heap, then a clamp cart, then a wall mounted clamp holder. My 4th iteration of clamping storage is my final as I find it the best. I just recently 90% finished my 80”x48” assembly table/outfeed table. I installed around 65×1 3/4” PVC conduits about 24” long underneath. All my parallel clamps lay horizontally, 1 in each PVC. My F clamps lay across the PVC. Wonderful storage and out of the way.
I have yet to put up in the Project Section as still yet to finish the trim and other underneath storage (pancake air compressor, etc). But I think I’ll just post it cause could help other’s with ideas.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#4 posted 03-01-2019 04:20 PM

I’ll be moving to a new, smaller shop later this summer so I will be evaluating all of the different options for clamp storage. I know I won’t have much wall space so I might have to go with an under-table arrangement like Holbs mentioned.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#5 posted 03-01-2019 05:30 PM

Mine are all clamped to the rafters. I need a better solution.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 03-01-2019 09:36 PM



For me… I have dabbled with clamps laying in a heap, then a clamp cart, then a wall mounted clamp holder. My 4th iteration of clamping storage is my final as I find it the best. I just recently 90% finished my 80”x48” assembly table/outfeed table. I installed around 65×1 3/4” PVC conduits about 24” long underneath. All my parallel clamps lay horizontally, 1 in each PVC. My F clamps lay across the PVC. Wonderful storage and out of the way.
I have yet to put up in the Project Section as still yet to finish the trim and other underneath storage (pancake air compressor, etc). But I think I ll just post it cause could help other s with ideas.

- Holbs

Sounds interesting… I’d like to see it when you’re ready to post…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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#7 posted 03-01-2019 09:44 PM

I like this portable clamp rack by New Yankee Workshop...

Link to Youtube video...

I really LIKE the assembly table too… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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#8 posted 03-01-2019 10:47 PM

If you have tall ceilings, have a 1/2” pipe mounted to ceiling. Weld hooks on clamps and hang from ceiling. Also great for getting glued up panels out of way.

This is what I did. Got 48 linear foot of pipe I can hang panels from. Cost about 200$ clamps not included. Probably gonna add another 16 ft.

Can post pics if needed

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#9 posted 03-01-2019 10:57 PM

Floor space is too precious in my shop. Mine are on the wall behind the door, and on the door. Overhead would be by next option. Though I have no plans to add more any time soon.

-- tel

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#10 posted 03-02-2019 02:12 AM


Sounds interesting… I d like to see it when you re ready to post…

- Joe Lyddon


quickie preview:

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#11 posted 03-02-2019 03:38 AM

I have to steal every idea I can. I’m headed toward two hundred clamps.

NOTE: That includes spring clamps, C-clamps….

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#12 posted 03-02-2019 03:42 AM



I have to steal every idea I can. I m headed toward two hundred clamps.

NOTE: That includes spring clamps, C-clamps….

- Kelly

When I buy pipe clamps, the QTY starts at 6 and goes up from there. Never enough.

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#13 posted 03-02-2019 03:45 AM

You’re pathetic

I have to steal every idea I can. I m headed toward two hundred clamps.

NOTE: That includes spring clamps, C-clamps….

- Kelly

When I buy pipe clamps, the QTY starts at 6 and goes up from there. Never enough.

- CWWoodworking


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#14 posted 03-02-2019 08:17 PM

Great for those that have loads of floor space.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 03-02-2019 08:37 PM

I guess, going this route, you could add elbows , nipples and flanges, as a more expensive alternative.


If you have tall ceilings, have a 1/2” pipe mounted to ceiling. Weld hooks on clamps and hang from ceiling. Also great for getting glued up panels out of way.

This is what I did. Got 48 linear foot of pipe I can hang panels from. Cost about 200$ clamps not included. Probably gonna add another 16 ft.

Can post pics if needed

- CWWoodworking

[and to be clear, the pathetic comment was a poke at all of us who “never have enough clamps.”

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